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Lost your dog? Try this

After 12 days of searching, he had lost hope. But then he learned about this awesome tip and how this has reunited many lost dogs with their families. “On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of... read more

Natural Food for Dogs and Cats

I have discovered that when it comes to feeding dogs that many owners are blinded by myths and misconceptions. Many owners insist that their dogs are practically human and so should get along fine on the same food that the rest of the family is eating. The irony here,... read more

Pups bought on the Internet

Pups bought on the Internet More people are buying pups on line or through pet shops and sadly paying the price. Many puppies bought from these outlets which are often used by puppy farmers, require long term veterinary treatment or die before reaching six months.... read more

Dog Tips

Dog Tips If your dog gets badly hurt and injured you should rub firmly the very tip of his tail (the bone part), the rubbing will release endorphins which act like a morphine injection and will give your dog some relief of pain until you can get him to the vets or... read more

Behaviour problem

Behaviour problems A behaviour problem is really any behaviour shown by a dog that people find a problem! People obviously vary in how much they tolerate different behaviours in their dogs, so what some people regard as a ‘problem’, others can be quite... read more

Is the Rottweiler the right dog for

The Rottweiler is the current “fad” guard/macho dog of the moment. For four years running, it has been the second most-popular American Kennel Club registered breed. The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog and along with ownership comes much... read more

DUCKS Bread is bad for DUCKS

The most common items fed to ducks and waterfowl are also the least nutritious and most unhealthy: bread, crackers, popcorn and similar bread-type products and scraps. Bread has little nutritional value and can harm ducklings’ growth, pollute waterways and attract... read more

Socialization

Socialization In 1985 (31 years ago) I was running a class of about 20 dogs all various breeds and sizes. There was a lady with a Rottweiler and another with a giant poodle they both wanted to fight. Those that are involved in the running of training classes or indeed... read more

Tellington TTouch®

Introduction – Does your dog snap at other dogs or pull like a train on the lead?  – Is firework season a real nightmare for him?  – Does he seem really uncooperative when you try to groom him? – Do you have a cat who is excessively timid or... read more

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE Woodborough RoadNottinghamTHE HISTORY OF THE HOSPICEBY DAVID KLEINPIONEER AND FOUNDER I was the Founder and Pioneer of the Nottinghamshire Hospice. I was approached in 1977 by a Masonic Lodge of Freemasons in Nottingham predominately made up of... read more

DOGS die in hot cars

DOGS die in hot DOGS die in hot cars Don’t leave your dog alone in a car.If you are going out in the car think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny... read more

Questions and Answers 1

Questions and Answers 1Question: Is it better for my female to have one litter of puppies? Answer: If you are an ordinary family and not experienced my advice is to have her spayed and leave it to the professionals. Your female may not be suitable for this purpose. I... read more

Husky horror attack

Husky horrorA three year old girl Maddison needed 80 stitches after she was set upon when she went to stroke the family pet just before she was taken to bed. The husky called Zeus jumped forward and bit the toddler on the cheek. Maddison was taken to hospital where... read more

Chocolate Danger to Dogs

Chocolate Danger to DogsChocolate made for human consumption can cause death in dogs. Dogs are sensitive to a class of chemicals called methylxanthines. Caffeine and theobtomine are members of that family. Dogs simply cannot metabolise and excrete methylxanthines as... read more

ALL DOGS must be registered in Spain

ALL PET OWNERS MUST REGISTER IRRESPECTIVE OF SIZE OR BREED 1 In most regions in Spain the Ayuntomento require all dog owners to register their pet, ask for the application form it is free to register.Pet owners are obliged to keep pets in good hygienic sanitary... read more

Dangerous Dogs Info Spain

http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_datos/Admin/rd287-2002.html in english The Law 50/1999 of 23 December on the legal status of ownership of potentially dangerous animals , addresses the regulatory rules regarding the ownership, training and handling of potentially... read more

Punishing a Puppy

Punishing a Puppy I think the message I have is that we cannot ever expect a puppy to think human…therefore it is quite reasonable for us to think like a dog……A very good book on the market is called Think Dog…by the late John Fisher, well... read more

DOMINANCE IN DOGS

DOMINANCE IN DOGSWhat Happened to the termthe word alpha applied to wolves has had a long history. For many years books and articles about wolves have mentioned the alpha male and alpha female or the alpha pair. In much popular writing the term is still in use today.... read more

INTRODUCING A NEW PUPPY TO CATS

INTRODUCING A NEW PUPPY TO CATS SHOULD YOU ASK YOUR CAT TO LIVE WITH A DOG?If you have cats that are not used to dogs, you should think carefully before doing this.  If you must, then make sure it is a puppy as young as possible. Chasing breeds like greyhounds or... read more

Dogs and Wolves

Dogs and Wolves – Different Socks in the Trousers of Evolution21st October 2009 Do you think dogs evolved from wolves? Do you think dogs behave like wolves?  Think again. In the trousers of evolution wolves took one leg and dogs took the other. Now, wolves are an... read more

Dog and Cat Allergies

There is no breed of dog not even a Poodle or Chihuahua that will not trigger sneezes, rashes or asthmatic reactions. Allergic reactions can vary from dog to dog or cat to cat according to Jonathan Corren Clinical Professor of medicine and Director of the Allergy... read more

Dogs on Heat

How Long Does Heat Last? If your dogs in heat, how long will it last? The heat period varies from 8 to 30 days with an average of about 20 days. Most female dogs will allow breeding around 10 to 16 days after start of the cycle.You should consider your pet to be... read more

Ceaser Millan is he a good guy or a bad guy?

Ceaser Millan is he a good guy or a bad guy? I have been involved in dog training for over 55 years during which time I have used methods that I was taught in the Israeli Police and some which I invented for my own working systems.All those involved in the UK  canine... read more

I came to have a peep

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m... read more

Before You Buy a Dog

Owning a dog has many benefits, but it is also very important to remember that it is long-term commitment and responsibility. Dogs are not toys that can be put away in a cupboard when you are bored with them. If you are considering taking on a puppy, perhaps you... read more

Rescue Dogs (TIPS)

Tips for Rescue Dogs Dog’s lives evolve around odor; I always recommend bathing a rescue pet as soon as possible. By doing this you wash away the old identity and allow the dog to get his new identity. Most dogs will roll in the ground to get the identity back.... read more

Communication

Communication How we speak to our dogs is just as important as what we tell them, especially when we are training them. There are three main ways to verbally communicate with your dog. A command verbal a correction and praise. When commanding the dog to perform an... read more

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog        During October, my friend Daniel died.  I absolutely hate death.  It’s the one thing in this world that we are ultimately powerless to defeat.  Death is the ultimate slap in the face; a reminder that we are not God,... read more

How to play with your dog

Dogs are social animals and one of the ways they build and learn about relationships and communication is through play. Playing with your dog regularly will teach you about your dog’s personality and strengthen the bond between you. By preventing boredom,... read more

Health Risks

Health RisksThe main health risk to humans from dog faeces is from roundworm and by far the best way to deal with this risk is prevention; removing the faeces safely before problems occur. The following explains in detail about how roundworm affects dogs and humans... read more

Stop Pulling with a Muzzle

Stop Pulling with a Muzzle                                         Over the past years I have introduced head collars for dogs that pull, if fitted correctly and if shown how to use the head collar I guarantee it will stop any dog pulling.Now that most large dogs have... read more

Dog Food

DOG FOODIMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DOG FOODPeople across the globe are striving to improve their health – through exercise and proper nutrition. Every day we make informed decisions about the foods we eat. Companies have recognized this trend and have begun... read more

Someone looking after your pet

Will my pets be ok with a stranger? Dogs are creatures that do not live in the past or indeed in the future, they are present living creatures. Present living means they react to what is happening now. They do not sit thinking ‘I wonder what Mum is cooking for... read more

FLYING WITH PETS UK to Spain

FLYING WITH PETS  With more and more people owning properties in Spain and spending a large part of their year here, pet travel has increased dramatically with owners preferring to bring their animals with them rather than leave them at home for any length of time.... read more

Administration of Tablets

Administration of TabletsMany drugs in tablet form, licensed for use in dogs, have been specially formulated with palatability in mind. However, if your dog is at all suspicious he is unlikely to eat the tablet voluntarily irrespective of how pleasant it may taste.... read more

Fact or Fiction? by Barry Eaton

Barry Eaton has been known to me for many years and is an expert on dogs and all aspects of behaviour.  Barry is a specialist for deaf dogs. Barry kindly comes on my radio show regularly. Fact or Fiction? Is your dog the pack leader?By Barry Eaton If you have a dog,... read more

Holidays with your pet

Will my pets be ok with a stranger? I am glad you ask this question.Dogs are creatures that do not live in the past or indeed in the future, they are present living creatures. Present living means they react to what is happening now. They do not sit thinking I wonder... read more

When to go to the vet

When to go to the vet Every year we take our dogs to the vet for an annual check-up. Most of the time, dogs come out of the exam with a clean bill of health, plus a couple of vaccinations. But for some dogs, this is the occasion when much-ignored health conditions are... read more

Can dogs see colours?

Can dogs see colours?  Answer: Yes Are dogs colour blind?  Answer: Yes Let me explain these two answers to you in a bit more in detail. Dogs can see coloursDogs not only see in shades of grey but also can see distinct colours contrary to what most people belief. About... read more

Stop the milk!

At one time fish was thought to be a major cause of skin disease in cats.Now we have all come to realize that the flea is the main culprit when it comes to skin irritation in cats and dogs. However not many pet owners are aware that out pets suffer food allergies... read more

Dear God

Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you inHeaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dogEven though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. IAm... read more

When to start Puppy School

When to start Puppy School When to start puppy school is always a tough question new dog owners have to contemplate. One belief system has owners allowing their dog to do as he pleases until he’s 16 weeks of age. These owners believe the puppy should explore his... read more

Food Secrets

Food Secrets By David the DogmanDog foods do vary in quality. So do the companies that make the foods. To some companies quality is only a word. To others, it’s a way of life. Ultimately, the quality of a dog food is best measured by your dog. How your dog... read more

A MUST READ Wendy Hillings Story

MY LIFE IN HIS PAWS My name is wendy hilling. I suffer with a very rare skin condition called dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa recessive. It means my skin inside and outside my body blisters and tears at the slightest knock. As my condition worsened I found it... read more

Dog for Sale

A guy is driving around the back lanes of  Shropshire. He sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog For Sale ‘He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and... read more

Dog Licences For Spain 2007

New Dog Licence by the end of the year.Spain has now announced new laws No 50/99 which could affect you. A list of dogs considered dangerous has been drawn up as follows:- Pit Bull and all Bull breedsAll MastiffsCanary Island Prey DogCaucasian... read more

Flea’s

Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds, which are also flightless. In the past, however, it was most commonly supposed that fleas... read more

Divorce Therapy for Pets

Your Pets Divorce Therapy WITH the stress you’re under and all the issues you mustdeal with, a valuable member of your family is neglected.Your pet. You still provide the basic necessities, but youprobably don’t realize that divorce affects them as well.... read more

Fireworks

Fireworks might be one of the most exciting nights of the year for us, but spare a thought for all of the dogs and cats out there who will be quaking in their beds during the firework season.DOGS•    Make sure that your dog isn’t hiding in an alcove in your... read more

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